"By The Grace of God " as written by Katy Perry and Greg Wells....
Was 27 surviving my return to Saturn
A long vacation didn't sound so bad
Was full of secrets locked up tight like iron melting
Running on empty, so out of gas

Thought I wasn't enough and I wasn't so tough
Laying on the bathroom floor
We were living on a fault line
And I felt the fault was all mine
Couldn't take it any more

By the grace of God (there was no other way)
I picked myself back up (I knew I had to stay)
I put one foot in front of the other and I
Looked in the mirror and decided to stay
Wasn't gonna let love take me out
That way

I thank my sister for keeping my head above the water
When the truth was like swallowing sand
Now every morning
There is no more morning oh I
Can finally see myself again

I know I am enough
Possible to be loved
It was not about me
Now I have to rise above
Let the universe call the bluff
Yeah the truth will set you free

By the grace of God (there was no other way)
I picked myself back up (I knew I had to stay)
I put one foot in front of the other and I
Looked in the mirror and decided to stay
Wasn't gonna let love take me out

That way no
There ain't no
Not in the name of love
In the name of love (in the name of love)
That way
There ain't no
I'm not giving up

By the grace of God
I picked myself back up
I put one foot in front of the other and I
Looked in the mirror (looked in the mirror)
Looked in the mirror (looked in the mirror)

By the grace of God (there was no other way)
I picked myself back up (I knew I had to stay)
I put one foot in front of the other and I
Looked in the mirror and decided to stay
Wasn't gonna let love take me out
That way


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"By the Grace of God" as written by Katy Perry Greg Wells

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  • +8
    General CommentI think this song is really touching. I'm so pleased that Katy decided to share this part of herself with her fans.

    She has said in recent interviews that she had suicidal thoughts after her marriage breakup. This song is about overcoming her suicidal thoughts and 'decided to stay' is about making up her mind to not commit suicide.

    I love that she thanks her sister in this song too. Truly touching.
    PrincessPudgyon October 22, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI love this song, it's so touching and really gives an insight into the heart breaking emotion she felt after breaking up with russell brand. She really loved him and this song shows how much pain she went through.

    Her 'Part of me' film reveals a lot of what was going on and really helps understand this song plus some of her other awesome songs that she has written.
    Prismaon November 03, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe song is about her depression after her divorce. And also having suicidal thoughts. I think it is similar to Roar in some lyrics. For example the lyric, Was 27 surviving my return to Saturn, she was 27 years old when she was divorced. And why I think that it has a similar meaning with Roar is because she sings,
    By the grace of God (there was no other way)
    I picked myself back up (I knew I had to stay)
    I put one foot in front of the other and I
    Looked in the mirror and decided to stay
    Wasn't gonna let love take me out
    That way

    Roar has almost those same lyrics in the song. Like, you put me down but I got up. I think it has so much meaning to it. It is a beautiful ballad with a gospel touch.
    PerfumeManiacon April 20, 2014   Link

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